Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery – Santa Cruz, California

The mission of the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery is to delight, inspire and challenge by providing an exciting and interactive learning environment in which children and their adults can explore the wonders of Santa Cruz County.

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Physical Address

1855 41st Ave #10
Capitola, CA 95010

Located Inside the Capitola Mall near the Food Court

Admission **

  • Adults 18 and older: $8
  • Seniors & Active Duty Military: $6
  • Children ages 1 – 17: $5
  • Children under 1: Free
  • Wednesdays: Grandparents Free

Hours **

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm


Holiday Hours: Closed Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day

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